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    Laura Keene: Carte de Visite with Clipped Signature. Bold and resonant CDV of Laura Keene, noted British-born actress and stage manager (real name: Mary Frances Moss) who headlined the cast of "Our American Cousin" during its fateful performance at Ford's Theatre the night of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Gold-ruled borders with Anthony/Brady back mark. Accompanied by a clipped signature of Keene mounted on a card (loss affecting last two letters of her first name). Keene died of tuberculosis in 1873 in Montclair, New Jersey at the age of 47. After Booth dashed off the stage at Ford's Theatre, Keene went to the Presidential Box to assist the stricken President.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    7th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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